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PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School prepares for 'White Christmas' production

Hickman High School is preparing to put on its largest musical performance ever.

Columbia Image Awards ceremony recognizes institutions for improving city image

The Columbia Image Awards Committee handed out six Image Awards on Thursday evening to businesses who helped beautify the city. 

DOWNTOWN: KOPN fundraiser celebrates weeklong pledge drive

KOPN, a local mid-Missouri radio station, raised about $27,000 at its fundraiser Thursday. The station has served Columbia for 38 years and is the eighth oldest community radio station in the U.S.

Author Michael Martone to appear in MU reading series

He is the author of 12 books and has his work in publications such as Esquire, Harper’s and Best American Essays.

Artist brings color, whimsy to downtown Columbia traffic box

Local artist Stephanie Foley is the fourth participant working in a project to paint the city's traffic boxes in hopes of deterring graffiti vandalism and making the downtown area more attractive.

Ragtag Cinema hopes "skedaddle" will raise money for equipment

Ragtag Cinema will be hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend throughout The District to raise money for a new digital projection system.

Arts funding lacks diversity

A recent report showed most arts funding goes to activities that primarily serve a wealthy, white audience, while community-based, culturally diverse arts initiatives receive little funding.

Boone County Art Show brings mid-Missouri art to downtown Columbia

The 52nd Annual Boone County Art Show opens Saturday morning, leaving volunteers and participants with less than 24 hours to transform Boone County National Bank into mid-Missouri's largest art gallery.

UPDATE: St. Louis City Museum founder Bob Cassilly found dead

Known for being an unconventional thinker, Bob Cassilly's creativity continued until his death. He was found dead in a bulldozer on Monday at the site of his latest project. The bulldozer is thought to have flipped with him in it. 

Kansas City Museum to house Hispanic history

Museum officials attempt to connect to Kansas City's Hispanic roots by gathering local artifacts and documents for its annals.

UPDATE: Kauffman Center debut: KC's $414 million arts center open

Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens Friday night after years of delays. The center will host the Kansas City Sympony, Kansas City Ballet and other national performance groups.

Kansas City's Kauffman performing arts center to open this weekend

The $414 million center will hold a public open house with performances by local groups Sunday.

UPDATE: 9th St. Summerfest concert to take place indoors

The final 9th St. Summerfest of the year will take place inside The Blue Note at 17 N. Ninth Street, due to inclement weather.

MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will start Thursday

The third annual MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Students are eligible to have tours to all the MU museums for free.

Local designers participate in second Freedom by Fashion show

The event raised money to end modern-day slave trading.

Guide to Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Before attending the festival this weekend, check the schedules, learn about the artists performing and read more about the event.

Graduate Theatre Organization's third annual 24-Hour Play Festival this Saturday

Writers will have 12 hours to write their plays, and the actors will have 12 hours to learn their scripts before the performances begin.

Local director screening 'The Pardoners' at Ragtag Cinema

Brian Mauer wants to remind Columbia residents that despite the economic downturn and budget cuts that resulted in the closure of the Missouri Film Office in June, the local filmmaking community is still active, and will remain so.

MU to lease Missouri Theatre

MU and the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts are poised to enter into a three-year lease in which the university will use the theater for events Jesse Auditorium can't accommodate and other programs.

Hip-hop star Nelly plans recording school in St. Louis

Nelly is teaming with Vatterott College to produce a new music recording school called Vatterott College Ex'treme Institute.

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